La mort d'Ophélie (Saint-Saëns, Camille)



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Publisher. Info. Vingt mélodies et duos, Vol. 1
Paris: Durand et Schœnewerk, 1885, revised 1896. Plate D. S. 3504.
Reprinted New York: Classical Vocal Reprints, 1999. Plate CVR 2864.
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Misc. Notes fac-simile "moderne" : gravure identique à l'original
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Work Title La mort d'Ophélie
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Composer Saint-Saëns, Camille
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 140
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857 ca.?
First Publication. 1858
Librettist Ernest Legouvé (1807-1903) (after William Shakespeare)
Language French
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice and Piano
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after the report of Ophelia's death ("There grows a willow aslant a brook." (also the name of Frank Bridge's tonepoem)) made by Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet.